Festival of Trees

The most anticipated Holiday Party of the year, the 26th Annual Festival of Trees Gala, returns to the Gateway Convention Center on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Joyously celebrate the holidays by joining us at the 26th Anniversary of the Festival of Trees held at the Collinsville Gateway Convention Center. The 40,000 square foot event space transforms into a holiday winter wonderland with beautifully decorated live trees, gorgeous wreaths, and unique home décor. These extraordinary masterpieces are sold by silent auction with the grand prize tree being sold by a raffle. Holiday magic abounds thanks to a generous community.

Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and live entertainment. Tickets can be obtained through one of the sponsorship opportunities.

This spectacular event is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business, school, or organization. Please join us at the 2019 Festival of Trees and help make a difference in this community while we celebrate the spirit of this holiday tradition.

This year’s recipient is the Collinsville Maryville Caseyville (CMC) Rotary Club. At the international level, Rotary’s PolioPlus program is a global effort to eradicate polio has reduced the number of polio-endemic countries to three (as of 2012) and cleared 99 percent of the virus from the world. Rotary has led the way with an investment of over $650 million toward making our world certified polio-free. At the local level, the CMC Rotary Club has donated funds to support CMT YMCA, Collinsville Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, Juvenile Diversion, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Collinsville Memorial Library, Anderson Hospital, Collinsville Area Recreation District, Relay for Life, and other community groups and organizations. The CMC Rotary Club conducts monthly service projects and annually provides dictionaries to all third grade students in the public and private schools throughout the Collinsville Unit 10 School District.

What is the Festival of Trees?  Since 1993, the Festival of Trees has given local not-for-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds for ongoing and new community based projects through the Festival Of Trees events. Festival Of Trees guests will enjoy food and drinks as they stroll the 40,000 square feet of space filled with holiday decor, one-of-a-kind trees, gorgeous wreaths and table centerpieces, and tablescapes suitable for any special gathering.  A secret panel of judges will choose their favorite trees. Be sure to bring cash, credit card, or checkbook to bid on your favorite tree, wreath, tablescape, or try your luck at the 50/50 Raffle.

Invitations are required and tickets and sponsorships are limited. Interested in participating and having a tree or wreath? Please contact Jeff Foster at Gateway Convention Center at (618) 345-8998 or JFoster@gatewaycenter.com


The City of Collinsville hosts the Annual Festival of Trees event to provide fundraising opportunities to local civic organizations. Click here to view the Festival of Trees Selection Criteria for Festival of Trees 2020.

Bidding on Trees
Sponsors can sponsor tablescapes, wreaths, and trees